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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0457

Original release date: 03/13/2006
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Race condition in the (1) add_key, (2) request_key, and (3) keyctl functions in Linux kernel 2.6.x allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) or read sensitive kernel memory by modifying the length of a string argument between the time that the kernel calculates the length and when it copies the data into kernel memory.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.1 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:H/AU:N/C:C/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 9.2
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9566
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 23894
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 19220
External Source: BID
Name: 17084
External Source: XF
Name: kernel-addkey-dos(25354)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21465
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22417
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:028
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-263-1
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20398
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-200.htm
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:059
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0575

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9566
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test10
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test9
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.1:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.1:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.10
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.10:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.10
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.12
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.9
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11_rc1_bk6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.6:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.7:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.9:2.6.20
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